Should You Approach A Loose Dog In Your Neighborhood?

May 18, 2020
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Approaching a loose dog in your neighborhood may seem like a good idea. After all, it’s very likely that the carefree puppy is a beloved family pet. You’ll want it to be safe and find its way home to its owner, so your instinct might be to call out to Fido and try to rescue him. 

However, after many years working as New Haven dog bite lawyers, we recommend against taking such action. Here’s why . . . even dogs that are generally well-behaved may experience a certain amount of anxiety when running in the wild. They become unclear about who their “pack” is and what the “rules” are. Just like with people, anxiety can lead to unpredictable behavior. We don’t want to see you harmed.

Instead of approaching the pup, give these suggestions a try:

Just like you, we want family pets to be safe, sound and happy; but we don’t want you to risk a dog bite injury. So next time you see Fido galloping from one yard to the next, consider the suggestions above instead of approaching.